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The Munsters Plot Details Revealed

26 December 2011 8:33 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

NBC is moving forward with an updated version of The Munsters from creator Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), with Bryan Singer directing the pilot. We now have plot details for this genre series, which is being described as "Parenthood told by Anne Rice."

The show is said to be "Eddie Munster's story," the werewolf son of Herman and Lily Munster. The opening sequence is from a summer camp, where several boys and girls are attacked by Eddie while in his werewolf form, which forces the family to move into the shoddy mansion in Mockingbird Heights. Here's a description of Eddie's character.

"Think Rick Schroder in The Champ - with sharper teeth. The first - and he's seemingly the most central character - of The Munsters we're introduced to. Much like Michael J. Fox's character in Teen Wolf he's about to discover he's got quite the howl- - only he's terrified »

- MovieWeb

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2012 Golden Globe Nominations Announced!

15 December 2011 6:30 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

The 2012 Golden Globe nominees were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood.

As expected, "The Artist" and "The Descendants" led the way with five nods each, but there were plenty of surprises too.

George Clooney is going to have a big night, as his "The Ides of March" scored four nominations, including Best Director.

Breakout star Ryan Gosling scored two nods for his superb acting -- one for "Crazy, Stupid, Love" as well as "The Ides of March. »

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From Goofy Kids To Hollywood Hunks

2 December 2011 6:06 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Hollywood can be a tough place to navigate the transition from youth to adulthood. Child actors are usually dorky, awkward little ragamuffins. But to be an adult actor, they need you to look like you were sculpted by Michelangelo.

So making the transition from child actor to adult can be nearly impossible for some to whom nature was not so kind. Some actors, like Josh Saviano (Paul from Wonder Years) simply get out of the business. But some persevere and, with a little help from good genes and a personal trainer, become successful actors as adults.

Seeing the picture of Jonathan Lipnicki that Ae recently posted had me thinking about how some boys we remember as looking like this:

Can miraculously turn into guyslike this:

So I thought it would be fun to look at some of the other young actors who have grown up rather nicely. Keep in mind, »

- Tiger Cub

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USA dramas returning in January. Thank goodness -- I need something to heat up my winter

30 November 2011 2:56 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Even though I live in southern California, I still need something warm and fluffy to get me through the winter, so the news that Royal Pains and its pastel summer-in-the-Hamptons cardigans are coming back in January made my day. White Collar is also returning that week, with Matt Bomer’s impossibly good-looking art thief and its mounting concern over the future of Kelly Kapowski Elizabeth.

Let’s start with Royal Pains. From toxic cleaning products to a painting that made Fez, er, Wilmer Valderrama, faint, last season was full of bizarre maladies. What is the weirdest ailment we’ll see this winter? »

- Laura Hertzfeld

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Michael Bolton was Paula Abdul's babysitter -- revealed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

11 October 2011 11:57 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Question: how many degrees of separation do you need to connect Michael Bolton and Paula Abdul. Answer: only one (and a Skype connection).

It was revealed on last night's (Oct. 10) "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that a young Michael Bolton babysat a young Paula Abdul. Cue the 80s explosion. Apparently, Bolton was friends with Abdul's older sister which meant that someone had to occasionally watchdog the future reality judge. Bolton was mum on a mysterious incident involving a pencil stabbing and a hospital trip, but all is seemingly forgiven as Jimmy Kimmel sat by and facilitated a somewhat awkwardly long lovefest.

They were too young for "When a Man Loves a Woman" or "Opposites Attract," but we're sure it was "Straight Up" adorable. And it ranks number 3 on our fantasy list of 80s babysitter relationship.  You want to see the list, you say?

5. Rick James babysits Tina Yothers  

4. Patrick Duffy babysits Emmanuel Lewis »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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This Week in Movies by Pete Hammond – “Real Steel”

9 October 2011 4:51 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Pete Hammond

hollywoodnews.com:With an estimated $27.3 million for its opening weekend and an impressive ‘A’ audience satisfaction rating from Cinemascore Dreamworks’ robo ‘Rocky’ boxing film, Real Steel easily took number one at the boxoffice continuing the month-long streak of family film success in the top spot (after Lion King and Dolphin Tale). But the real reason ‘Real’ did so well lies in the heart of the movie which is ultimately about second chances, family and a father-son relationship even though those boxing robots, particularly lead robot Atom, are irresistible too. Early marketing suggested this film might be aspiring to be more of a ‘Transformers’ ripoff (the studio wanted to first reach out to its “base” of young male and male filmgoers) but any notions of that were quickly dispelled from early screening reaction to what is oddly, a very human story at its core and even female viewers responded especially strongly. »

- Pete Hammond

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David Caruso on EW's 'NYPD Blue' reunion: 'I wish we could go out and do some episodes'

8 October 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s not every day that you see Dennis Franz, David Caruso, Jimmy Smits, and Ricky Schroder walk the same street. Come to think of it, the four stars from ABC’s police drama NYPD Blue had never done it before Sept. 21, 2011, when they gathered at Raleigh Studios Manhattan Beach (Calif.) for EW’s Reunions Issue photo shoot. The vibe was warm, chummy, and a bit emotional as Franz and three of his onscreen detective partners (unfortunately, the fourth, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, was filming out of town) swapped well wishes and staked out Memory Lane.

Caruso, Smits, and Schroder hadn’t »

- Dan Snierson

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Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Gives Us His Favorite Boxing Movies

6 October 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard lent his talents to this weekend's robot boxing movie 'Real Steel' as a fight consultant. As Leonard explains, his job was less to choreograph the physical intricacies of boxing, and more to give star Hugh Jackman the look and feel of a boxer -- something Leonard is acutely aware of as a fan of boxing movies. Moviefone spoke to the Hall of Famer about his favorite boxing movies and how he cries during Ricky Schroeder's 'The Champ' just like you.

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- Mike Ryan

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This Week's Cover: The Reunions Issue!

6 October 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Get ready to reminisce with Entertainment Weekly’s second annual Reunions issue, hitting newsstands this week. The special edition brings together 10 memorable casts from both movies and TV, including The Carol Burnett Show, Fatal Attraction, and Home Improvement (to name a few). Some highlights, including behind-the-scenes footage from many of our Reunions photo shoots, below:

The Carol Burnett Show: Though they may grace the cover in black attire, Carol Burnett, Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence turn up the color inside the pages with feathered boas and massive headpieces (don’t worry, we got it all on camera). The trio »

- EW staff

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Dakota Goyo Talks About .Real Steel!. He Taught Me How to Robot Dance!

5 October 2011 4:45 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

I have much respect for Dakota Goyo! Truth be told, the child actor stole .Real Steel. from Hugh Jackman and he is one of the main reasons I.m recommending the movie 100%! He has been working virtually all of his life, yet, Dakota remains grounded, but he truly loves what he does! And he goes to a regular school and he says he doesn.t bring this .acting stuff. with him back home. Smart kid!

In the movie, Dakota plays Max, Jackman.s character.s estranged son. He awakens the fighting spirit of his wayward father. Dakota reminds me of a young Ricky Schroder from .The Champ.. And sure enough, there.s a scene in .Real Steel. where his character chants .champ, champ, champ. and I was in tears. (Read my "Real Steel" movie review right here)

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His interest in the character Max

*** The audition process . he auditioned 4 times! »

- Manny

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Should You Watch "Real Steel?" Read My Review!

4 October 2011 6:43 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

When I first saw the trailer for .Real Steel,. I quickly dismissed it as a derivative film that was produced simply to lure the Rock .Em Sock .Em kids in all of us. We grew up with the boxing robots toy, and Walt Disney Pictures just wanted to capitalize on our nostalgia.

I was wrong.

.Real Steel. has a solid heart and that belongs to the child actor named Dakota Goyo who plays Hugh Jackman.s character.s estranged son. Goyo nearly steals the show and is the main reason I.m recommending the movie.

The time is 2020. Robots have taken over the boxing ring, and former boxers have been reduced to be low-rent boxing promoters. Jackman is Charlie, a washed-up boxer who now lives in a world where he doesn.t fit in.

Charlie travels from town to town, looking for fights for his low-end .bots. that he quickly »

- Manny

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Dean Cain on his prolific TV movie career, including tonight's 'A Mile in His Shoes'

25 September 2011 4:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

You know, Dean Cain really doesn’t get enough credit. Not only is he one of the hardest working men in showbiz, with no fewer than a half-dozen TV movies every year, but his Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997) anticipated pop culture’s current superhero obsession. Tonight, he plays a different kind of hero on Gmc’s A Mile in His Shoes, an intimate drama about a minor league baseball manager who recruits and mentors a young man named Mickey Tussler (Luke Schroder), who has Asperger’s Syndrome—and a killer fastball. It’s the kind of »

- Christian Blauvelt

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Walt Disney Studios Celebrates The Premiere Of The Lion King 3D

27 August 2011 10:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Children from the Los Angeles After School Enrichment program pose with actor Robert Guillaume at “The Lion King” Los Angeles 3D Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on August 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

In Theaters September 16th and homes October 4th

Hollywood, CA – Saturday, August 27, 2011 . The Lion King.s voice talent Robert Guillaume (Rafiki), Moira Kelly (Adult Nala), Jim Cummings (Ed) and Niketa Calame (Young Nala) were joined by legendary Disney producer Don Hahn, co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, animators Tony Bancroft, Mark Henn, and Andreas Deja, to celebrate the Premiere of The Lion King 3D at the historic El Capitan Theatre. They were joined by a variety of guests including Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Melora Hardin (The Office), Melissa Joan Hart, Ali Landry, Gilles Marini, Antonio Sabato Jr., Rick Schroeder, Monet Mazur, Rj Mitte (Breaking Bad), Shaunie O.Neal, Adam Irigoyen (Disney Channel »

- Michelle McCue

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Ricky Schroder: Still Going Strong

10 August 2011 12:05 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Ricky Schroder is expanding his skill set. Besides acting, he has been busy writing, directing, and producing—sometimes all on the same project. But he's a pro at balancing them by compartmentalizing and focusing on one aspect at a time.Schroder's acting career began at age 5 and he has worked continuously ever since. He grew up in Staten Island, N.Y., where his parents worked for the phone company. One of his father's co-workers mentioned that his children were making money by modeling, and he connected Schroder's father with the agent. So Schroder and his sister began modeling for print. He quickly moved into commercials, and before long he was cast in series and films, most notably the movie "The Champ," which made him a child star. Initially, Schroder did a lot of commuting between New York and L.A. for TV and movies, but after three years of working on the series. »

- help@backstage.com (Melinda Loewenstein)

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Former 'Silver Spoons' Star Rick Schroder Dishes On Erin Gray's 'Cruel' On-Set Yoga

3 August 2011 4:03 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Rick Schroder became a household name at the age of 12 (playing young Ricky Stratton on "Silver Spoons"), and the actor says life on the sitcom's set was just as cool as one would imagine.

"'Silver Spoons' was great memories - absolutely the best," Rick, now 41, fondly recalled in an interview with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover to promote his new Cmt original movie, "To The Mat" on Wednesday's Access Hollywood Live. "I had video games to play as much as I wanted on set, and I had that train which was pretty cool ...

Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Here's the Saddest Movie Scene Ever

30 July 2011 10:15 AM, PDT | newser.com | See recent newser news »

New York and Moviefone point to a fascinating 1995 study brought back into the spotlight by Smithsonian : The study found that the saddest movie clip of all time may very well be from a poorly-reviewed 1979 boxing movie. Two scientists set out to find the best film scenes to elicit specific emotional responses, from sadness to anger, and found that The Champ 's depiction of a heartbroken 9-year-old Ricky Schroder did the trick when it came to depressing people. The clip has been used over and over in the past 16 years, in various experiments related to sadness (for example, »

- Evann Gastaldo

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What are the Saddest Movie Scenes Ever?

29 July 2011 11:53 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Smithsonian reports the clip to the right from Franco Zeffirelli's remake of the 1931 movie The Champ, starring Jon Voight as a boxer and Ricky Schroder as his son "has become a must-see in psychology laboratories around the world when scientists want to make people sad." The Champ has been used in experiments to see if depressed people are more likely to cry than non-depressed people (they aren't). It has helped determine whether people are more likely to spend money when they are sad (they are) and whether older people are more sensitive to grief than younger people (older people did report more sadness when they watched the scene). Dutch scientists used the scene when they studied the effect of sadness on people with binge eating disorders (sadness didn't increase eating). The project to find scenes that could reliably elicit a strong emotional response in laboratory settings began all »

- Brad Brevet

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Smithsonian Names "The Champ" the "Saddest Movie Ever." Here's Our Alternatives.

29 July 2011 7:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Franco Zeffirelli's 1979 boxing tearjerker "The Champ" has officially been named "the saddest movie of all time", not by an internet poll, but rather by a 23-year scientific study by psychologists Robert Levinson and James Gross as noted in Smithsonian. The climactic scene, in which Jon Voight dies in the ring in front of his son, played by a sobbing Ricky Schroeder, has been used in psychological experiments to see »

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The saddest movie ever: Find out which film is the biggest tearjerker

28 July 2011 3:49 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

If you're looking for an uplifting Friday night at home with your family, we do not recommend that you rent "The Champ." A scientific study proved that the 1979 film featuring Jon Voight as a washed-up boxer contains the saddest scene of all time. Seriously, that's what scientists do.

The scene in question is the one where Ricky Schroder "watches his battered dad die. It's a moment that makes Schroder and the hardened old men in the scene all bawl their eyes out, and it's all but guaranteed to do the same to you," according to Smithsonian.com.

The study was apparently conducted in 1995, though it's just now surfacing, so it's entirely possible that a sadder movie has been made in the last 15 years. (We'd like to nominate Keanu Reeves' "Hardball." When G-Baby dies we cry every single time - and not even a dainty, theater-appropriate cry. A gross, loud, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Is This the Saddest Movie of All Time?

28 July 2011 9:15 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The saddest movie in the world isn't Guy Maddin's follow up to The Saddest Music in the World, it's Franco Zeffirelli's 1979 family drama about an ex-boxer and his son -- played by the kid with the silver spoon in his mouth, Ricky Schroder. Sound plausible to you? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are reporting they have evidence that Zeffirelli's The Champ is the flick that produces the most tears [there are spoilers as to why in the last paragraph]. A study was conducted between 1988 through 1995 with nearly 500 participants who attended group film-viewing sessions. Psychology professor Robert W. Levenson his grad student James J. Gross tested for a variety of emotions including amusement, anger, and fear -- but as their...

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